…and a pork chop.
but in this instance, who cares? not me, that’s who. it was a run-of-the-mill chop from ‘the fresh market’, and personally, i can always take or leave these kind of pork chops. cary’s a fan, so i pick some up on occasion. but those beans? you’d have to fight me for those beans.. rancho gordo – all the way… yellow eyes cooked with sweet potatoes, fresh thyme and a solid lb. of tennessee’s finest – salty, smoky ‘benton’s bacon’. it is the burgundy of bacon’s… a straight forward cure of brown sugar, salt and pepper - with a heavy-handed hickory smoke. on a BLT it would be sheer perfection. i’m keeping a package in the freezer in anticipation of summer tomatoes. so don’t even waste your time trying to sweet talk me out of it…
the yellow eyes are a creamy, dense bean. and totally cool looking. if this bean were a man, i’d do him in a ny minute.
not that i like dense men… because i don’t.
(from rg’s site, i present to you the pulchritudinous and dense-in-a-good-way, yellow eye bean…)
the salad was on another plate. sorry to deprive you of the much needed greenness. i kinda wasn’t thinking. it happens. a lot. but so you know, it was a simple toss of romaine and radicchio with toasted walnut oil and guerande salt.
just close your eyes and pretend…